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  • Fire in the Cityby Lauro Martines

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29

    A gripping and beautifully written narrative, Fire in the City presents a compelling account of a key moment in the history of the Renaissance, illuminating the remarkable man who dominated the period, the charismatic Girolamo Savonarola. Lauro Martines, whose decades of scholarship have made him one of the most admired historians of Renaissance... more...

  • April Bloodby Lauro Martines

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.59

    April Blood offers us a fresh portrait of Renaissance Florence, where dazzling artistic achievements went side by side with violence, craft, and bare-knuckle politics. At the center of the canvas is the figure of Lorenzo the Magnificent--poet, statesman, connoisseur, patron of the arts, and ruthless "boss of bosses." This extraordinarily vivid account... more...

  • April Bloodby Lauro Martines

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.91

    In April 1478, a plot to murder the two heads of the powerful Medici family dramatically miscarried. The younger of the two brothers was killed, but Lorenzo the Magnificent, the brilliant poet and connoisseur escaped. A bloodbath followed and all of Italy was at once affected as it emerged that the Pope, the King of Naples, and the Duke of Urbino... more...

  • April Bloodby Lauro Martines

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.59

    April Blood offers us a fresh portrait of Renaissance Florence, where dazzling artistic achievements went side by side with violence, craft, and bare-knuckle politics. At the center of the canvas is the figure of Lorenzo the Magnificent--poet, statesman, connoisseur, patron of the arts, and ruthless "boss of bosses." This extraordinarily vivid account... more...

  • Loredanaby Lauro Martines

    Random House 2012; US$ 21.14

    In 1700, a Venetian priest, Fra Benedict Loredan, compiles an assembly of documents - letters, written confessions, top-secret state files, diary excerpts, pieces of a secret chronicle - which together tell the story of two lovers caught up in a dangerous and controversial revolutionary movement which attempted to do away with the two-tiered city of... more...

  • Scourge and Fireby Lauro Martines

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    When the King of France invaded Italy in 1494, princely states would fall, sending tremors up and down the peninsula. The Medici fled from Florence; the republic sprang back to life; and the French army, occupying the Renaissance city for ten terrifying days, stood on the verge of sacking it. A 'little friar' from Ferrara, Savonarola was alone in... more...

  • Power And Imaginationby Lauro Martines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.95

    The great Italian city-states: Venice, Florence, Milan, and the others. The particular nature of their history and culture through the five centuries of their emergence, magnificent flowering, and twilight is brilliantly explored in terms of the internal shifts of economic, social, and political power?by violence, by manipulation, by the gradual pressures... more...

  • The Social World of the Florentine Humanists, 1390-1460by Lauro Martines

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 35.00

    First published in 1963, this groundbreaking study provides a detailed picture of the social structure of Florence in the Quattrocento. Martines's work influenced a generation of scholars and illuminated a complex and multifaceted world. more...

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